AU I guess, popped into my head, I'm not much of a writer so please be gentle. Enjoy.

Patient Zero

Jan 15, 2009:

I know I shouldn't have been playing in the cave, mom always told me it was dangerous, but I'm not scared of anything. Miranda and I were just playing in the start of the cave and they all started flying at us, like a swarm of squeaking black rodents. They were everywhere, gross! I could feel them all rubbing against me. One bit me when it flew out. I haven't shown my mom, she would kill me if she found out, I just keep my hair down, but it burns!

Jan 16, 2009

Last night I had a dream that I was on fire, and I felt like I was actually burning, like it was spreading through my entire body starting from my neck and oozing through my veins… I must have screamed because mom came and woke me up. It still burns where the bat bit me. I can't fall asleep again.

Jan 17, 2009:

Still can't sleep. My bite is gone, like some put super strength Neosporin on it.

Jan 18, 2009:

I'm different… My skin is paler, my eyes look different. Is it possible for eye color to change? I still can't sleep but I'm not tired. Shouldn't I be tired? Mom thinks I'm getting sick, my skin is cold and I'm hungry.. No matter what I eat, I'm still hungry. The sun hurts my eyes, and it's too hot on my skin. I haven't been outside since I was playing with Miranda in the cave I can't even go near the windows during the day.

Jan 19, 2009:

I ate all the food in the house… still hungry. Mom tried to take me to the Dr, but I couldn't go in the sun, it hurt too much, I screamed and screamed 'til she gave up.

Jan 20, 2009:

I can hear my mom's heart beat. It haunts me, no matter where I go in the house I hear it beating, I can hear blood rushing in her veins. I can smell it. So hungry, the copper smell makes my mouth water. Am I crazy?

Jan 21, 2009:

What's wrong with me?

Jan 22, 2009:

So hungry. Everything cloudy. Thump thump thump thump. Never goes away. Mocking me.

Jan 23, 2009:

Hungry.

Jan 24, 2009:

What did I do? Mom.. I'm so sorry…. She cut herself, and the smell was so strong… The blood looked so delicious dripping on the counter. I couldn't help myself, it was like my feet had a mind of their own. I walked over, and licked the blood off the counter. It burned as it trickled down my throat but it was so good, so satisfying. Mom was horrified but I needed more. I started licking her finger, sucking the blood out of the cut. It was so tasty. She look frightened, she tried to pull away, but I couldn't stop, and I was stronger then her. She struggled but I tightened my grip, sucking, sucking sucking. She started getting weaker. She called my name, screaming for me to stop. The thumping sped up, faster, faster, pumping the blood into my mouth. It began to skip, like a scratched CD, and then the thumping stopped, she was limp in my hands. I pulled the last drop of blood out of her, and licked my lips. Everything is clear again, but mom is gone. What have I done? What is wrong with me? What do I do?